Real estate

West Roxbury Colonial has in-law apartment

WEST ROXBURY, MA--BACKYARD PATIO -Home of the week is New England colonial on dead end street in West Roxbury.( globe staff photo: Joanne Rathe The Boston Globe section: REAL ESTATE home of the week reporter: john element topic: 01home )
The Globe Home of the Week is a Colonial on dead end street in West Roxbury with a large in-law apartment and a beautiful patio. Credit: The Boston Globe

This otherwise typical New England Colonial has two unusual features that set it apart from its neighbors in this quiet section off the VFW Parkway. One, the two-car garage has been converted into a very large one-bedroom in-law apartment with a private entrance. Two, outside amid a clutch of trees is a contemplative space landscaped with white stones and a bench.

Inside from the shaded front entry is a hallway with a slate floor, with the living room off to one side. A long rectangle, this more formal room has a chandelier and sliding door to the backyard. A second sitting room features a fireplace with a large stone wall serving as a dramatic mantel and a pellet stove insert. The kitchen has oak cabinets, a breakfast island, and a bay window over the sink.

The second-floor master has a spacious sleeping area and down a short hall there is a large closet and a private master bath. The children’s bedrooms are nicely sized. The family bath has a showered tub. This level also has another small room with skylights that had been used as an office and family room. It also has an interior stairwell that connects to an in-law apartment. Listing broker Jeffrey Chubb of RE/MAX Real Estate in Boston is holding an open house 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday.

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John R. Ellement